New Zealand vs Samoa Pacific Championships Tips, Prediction & Preview

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New Zealand launch their Pacific Championships campaign when they play host to Samoa in Auckland on Saturday.

New Zealand vs Samoa Tips, Prediction & Preview

New Zealand vs Samoa free Pacific Championships betting tips, predictions and preview – New Zealand have a 4-0 record vs Samoa in Test matches, winning by a combined 144-50 score…

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New Zealand vs Samoa Tips

Best New Zealand -14.5 line odds $1.91 with bet365

  • New Zealand have won all four previous meetings between the teams
  • New Zealand have won those games by a combined 144-50 score
  • New Zealand have covered a -14.5 line in three of those four meetings
  • Three of the four previous meetings have seen 46+ points
  • Samoa were thrashed 38-12 by Australia last week
  • Ronaldo Mulitalo scored 21 tries in 23 NRL games this season
  • Brian To’o scored 21 tries in 23 NRL games this season
  • Matt Timoko scored seven tries in his last 11 NRL games this season
  • Jahrome Hughes has scored four tries in six games for New Zealand

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New Zealand vs Samoa Match Details

🌏 Competition: Pacific Championships
📅 Date: Saturday October 21
⏰ Time: 4.00pm AEDT
🏟️ Stadium: Eden Park (Auckland)


Australia vs Samoa Head to Head

  • 28/10/17: New Zealand 38-8 Samoa
  • 1/11/14: New Zealand 14-12 Samoa
  • 27/10/13: New Zealand 42-24 Samoa
  • 16/10/10: New Zealand 50-6 Samoa

New Zealand vs Samoa Preview & Prediction

Eden Park is sure to provide an electric atmosphere for both nations as New Zealand and Samoa lock horns in the Pacific Championships on Saturday afternoon.

Samoa are playing their second match of the competition and will be hungry for improvement after being toppled 38-12 by Australia last week in Townsville.

Samoa were thoroughly outclassed and lacked direction in a makeshift halves pairing of Daejarn Asi and Stephen Crichton, who have been retained for this clash.

With a 0-4 record against New Zealand, the Samoans will do well to cause the upset here, but they should be buoyed by the fact they advanced further than the Kiwis at last year’s World Cup.

Meanwhile, New Zealand are playing their first game of the tournament and are fielding a strong side, captained by Panthers premiership winner James Fisher-Harris.

Jahrome Hughes and Dylan Brown are the halves, while there’s plenty of attacking options out wide in the form of Ronaldo Mulitalo, Joseph Manu and Matthew Timoko, who broke tackles for fun during a career-best NRL season with the Raiders.

Big Nelson will be coming off the bench and the forward battle overall between the likes of Fisher-Harris, Joseph Tapine and Moses Leota up against Stefano Utoikamanu and Junior Paulo will be as physical as it gets.

VERDICT:

Have to back the Kiwis. They can match the muscle of the Samoans in the forwards, but they have equal (if not more) firepower out side and by far the more accomplished and experienced halves pairing.

We should see plenty of points and we’re confident New Zealand can cover a -14.5 line against a Samoan side that are desperately missing Jarome Luai to create in the halves (Best New Zealand -14.5 line odds $1.91 with bet365.)


New Zealand vs Samoa Teams

New Zealand team: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Ronaldo Mulitalo 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Joseph Manu 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Dylan Brown 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. James Fisher-Harris 9. Fa’amanu Brown 10. Moses Leota 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. Briton Nikora 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Kieran Foran 15. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 16. Griffin Neame 17. Leo Thompson 18. Naufahu Whyte 19. Wiremu Greig 20. Danny Levi 21. Keano Kini

Samoa team: 1. Sualauvi Faalogo 2. Murray Taulagi 3. Izack Tago 4. Marion Seve 5. Brian To’o 6. Stephen Crichton 7. Daejarn Asi 8. Stefano Utoikamanu 9. Gordon Chan Kum Tong 10. Junior Paulo 11. Luciano Leilua 12. Connelly Lemuelu 13. Keenan Palasia 14. Spencer Leniu 15. Terrell May 16. Heilum Luki 17. Justin Matamua 18. Royce Hunt 19. Ronald Volkman 20. Greg Marzhew 21. Tommy Talau


New Zealand vs Samoa Stats

  • New Zealand have won all four previous meetings between the teams
  • New Zealand have won those games by a combined 144-50 score
  • New Zealand have covered a -14.5 line in three of those four meetings
  • Three of the four previous meetings have seen 46+ points
  • Samoa were thrashed 38-12 by Australia last week
  • Ronaldo Mulitalo scored 21 tries in 23 NRL games this season
  • Brian To’o scored 21 tries in 23 NRL games this season
  • Matt Timoko scored seven tries in his last 11 NRL games this season
  • Jahrome Hughes has scored four tries in six games for New Zealand

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